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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Our Journey to a Mortgage Free Home: #2

So what did we do with the mess that I showed you in the last post?

Come on I'll show you ...




First we had to mow the grass, the whole place was really grown up!




That's better, we can at least see the structure ...




Oh my ....  this project was definitely not for the faint of heart!




We hauled load after load after load of burned scrap metal out of the structure to the recycling center ... the good news ... we sold enough scrap metal to recover $1300.00 of the price we paid for the property!

The yard is mowed and the structure is cleaned out of anything that is salvageable, now it's time to ...

Hmm, I'll think I'll wait until the next entry to share that with you!

patsi
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21 comments:

  1. Definitely not for the faint of heart. I am glad you had a vision - I can't imagine that I would have except for maybe the land.

    How many people said "Are you crazy?" when you guys bought this! LOL

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    1. Cheryl, LOL ... lots of people did!!!

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  2. You are one strong woman! But it will be so great to not have a Mortgage.

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    1. Kim, the verdict is still out on that, but determined I am!

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  3. I'm hoping that the condition of the house made the purchase a real deal!! 🤔😄😄

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    1. gardenpat, we paid $3000 for the property. We were thrilled to get it for that as everything we could find was going for $10,000 acre.

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  4. Patsy, this is a wonderful story, and so real! Yes, I think I would do something like this under your circumstances. I like tiny settlers cottages in Australia. For you, this might be similar to historic cabins. If you manage the basics, you'll feel so rich when aspects of the modern world begin to crumble.
    Regards,
    Rachel Holt

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    1. Rachel, it is most definitely real ... lots of hard work and time have gone into us turning this mess into a mortgage free home. Glad you are enjoying the journey, there is still lots more to come.

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  5. pins and needles! more, more, tells us more! I can not imagine what you saw in this place, but obviously it worked for you guys. :) Can't wait to read more!

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    1. Barbara, it did work for us, but just let me go on record saying it was a lot of hard work!

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  6. You are such a brave couple to take on such a massive task,Patsy. I can't wait to see the progress.
    Janine

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    1. Janine, I don't know about brave, but we were determined to not have another mortgage!

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  7. don't take too long to show us chapter 3. things like this inspire people.

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  8. You were fortunate to have a husband who shared your vision. Mine would have laughed and said, "No, thank you!" I can't wait to see if you were able to salvage any of that or had to start over from scratch.

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    1. Glenda, it was his idea, his vision, I went along with him on this project!!!!

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  9. MORE!! MORE! MORE! this is exciting! Most folks would never have dreamed of doing anything with the house.

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    1. 0:) ... we are definitely not most people!

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